As most of you know in 2009 I went to Egypt. It was a once in a life time kind of thing....yada, yada, yada. Out of it came amazing memories and some truly great friendships. Earlier this year the Charlotte Observer wrote about this restaurant in the University Area that was a breakfast American kind of place with Egyptian items on the menu called The Bigger Bite. I posted the article to facebook and Josh quickly responded that we needed to try it. Josh and I were desperate for a little "brother and sister time" so we tried it out last night. Obviously, we were not in Egypt because at 8pm we were the only ones in the place. Dinner starts at 9 in Egypt or at least anytime we ate. Josh also told me that I could not tell Karim, our gracious waiter, that the mural on the wall was not an accurate depiction of the Sphinx and the Pyramids. The Nile was right in front of the Pyramids and the Sphinx sat in the middle. I still think it is a sign of the times when across from the sphinx there is a KFC and Pizza Hut. Seriously!!
|Pita lickin' good!|
Probably our only disappointment of the night were our after dinner drinks. Now don't get me wrong, Karim makes a mean cup of tea but there was a little part of me that wanted a rose tea or mint tea in a clear glass or a Turkish coffee to finish off what I thought was a great dinner.
If you go looking for the Bigger Bite, it is on JW Clay Blvd and Hw 29 near Nona's Bakery and Panera Bread. I know Josh and I'll be back and I'll be ignoring geographical accuracy of historical structures and listening to a little Umm Kulthum .